2006-07: This marked Philippe Cornet’s first season with the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanic, a 46 game campaign that resulted in seven goals and 21 points.
2007-08: 61 games with the Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) resulted in 23 goals and 49 points, personal best numbers for the forward.
2008-09: The Rimouski (QMJHL) winger tallied 29 goals and 77 points through 63 games this season, career-highs for Cornet. He will start the 2009-10 season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL).
2009-10: Cornet was the second-leading scorer for Rouyn-Noranda in his first season with the club after spending three seasons playing for Rimouski. Cornet scored a team-best 28 goals with 49 assists in 65 games and was +6 with 32 PMs as the Huskies finished first in the Western Division. He skated in all 11 playoff games as the Huskies reached the second round and he scored 5 goals with 6 assists; finishing -1 with 6 PMs. Cornet signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Oilers in May 2010.
2010-11: Cornet steadily made the adjustment to pro hockey as a 20-year-old in his first season with Edmonton's AHL affiliate Oklahoma City. A healthy scratch at times ( Cornet did not play in any of the Barons' six playoff games), he played in 60 games for Oklahoma City and scored 7 goals with 16 assists and was +7 with 8 PMs.
2011-12: Cornet made his NHL debut with the Oilers on January 12th, getting an assist in a game against Colorado, and also appeared in a February contest for the Oilers. He got off to a fast start for Edmonton's AHL affiliate Oklahoma City and was selected to the AHL All-Star Game in his second pro season. Cornet finished as the club's third-leading scorer with a team-high 24 goals and 13 assists in 67 games and was minus-three with 26 penalty minutes. Eleven of his goals came on the Barons power play. Oklahoma City finished first in the West Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Cornet scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was minus-six with 2 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games.
A bit of a sucker for punishment, Cornet often finds himself digging for the puck in the corners and along the boards and battling against players much larger and stronger then he is. To his credit, he takes his knocks and always gets up and tries again when he gets outmuscled and knocked down. When he does get the puck, he has the ability to thread a pass that has no business getting through, thanks to his on-ice awareness and soft hands, but his lack of strength reduces his effectiveness.
Needs to improve in all facets of the game but the Oilers feel he is a skill player that could be a diamond in the rough just needing development and better luck with his health.
Following an uninspiring rookie season with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons, Cornet has been a solid contributor in 2011-12. He is still a long shot for regular NHL employment and is likely to top out as a good minor leaguer, however he has a knack for scoring goals and a nose for the net which could see him find a role in an NHL bottom six down the line.